"Step out of the city for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program in nature"
If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat time out can be taken at any time for as many days as required.
A Gift Voucher is a wonderful gift for your yoga friend or friend.
Arrival for Weekend Retreats
Fri 2pm or before 5pm - Sun 2pm
Sat 9am - Sun 2pm
Day Option Sat 9am to 9pm
Arrive at 9am to begin your retreat with a yoga class & yoga nidra - relaxation experience and much more to enhance your life through yoga.
You may have heard about the Rocklyn Ashram but feel a little challenged in not knowing what an Ashram can offer.
The Rocklyn Ashram is situated in the depths of the Wombat State Forest and offers a quiet, digital free Saturday to Sunday experience of deep rest for the body, mind and emotions.
A practical program of yoga including postures, breathing practices, chanting and lifestyle is presented to give an overview of the depth and wisdom of yoga for everyday life for balance and inner peace – joyful living.
Our vital life force or prana permeates all layers of our being. Through yoga we aim to experience the purity at our centre and allow that beauty to radiate out through the different levels of our existence.
• The physical – annamaya kosha
• The energetic – pranamaya kosha
• The mental – manomaya kosha
• The wisdom – vijnanamaya kosha
• The bliss – anandamaya kosha
there is a pure, divine, eternal consciousness. This is the Self, which is said to be indescribable but only known through direct experience.
What steps can we take to move towards that centre? What yogic practices facilitate our connection with that inner purity or light?
Join this weekend to experience and learn steps to navigate your way through the koshas to connect with the deepest aspect of yourself.
03 - 31 Mar $900 Enrol (includes text books)
The Bhagavad Gita is an opportunity to take inspiration from an ancient spiritual text that has been a guide to spiritual seekers throughout the ages, including Mahatma Gandhi.
This course, supported and integrated into the ashram lifestyle, will cultivate attitudes and philosophies from the Bhagavad Gita to maintain an ongoing dynamic and uplifting lifestyle with self resilience, vision and give you the opportunity to imbibe/absorb the teachings.
Prior yoga and ashram experience is not necessary but helpful.
10 - 13 Mar
The art of mindful living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.
More details can be found here:
Register now: The Art of Mindful Living Retreat
Level 3 meditation practices
The benefits of a regular practice of yoga & meditation is summarized as living consciously to experience a joyful way of living. It helps us manage our stress levels, improves the quality of our relationships, and enables us to access greater levels of clarity, insight, and focus.
No Fee (full participation)
Please arrive before 5pm on the 17th or by 8.45am on the 18th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 19th.
Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment Weekend - learning to be present: dynamic participation in the lifestyle of the Ashram as Karma Yoga – the yoga of mindful service and sharing of skills. Participation in either the organic veggie garden or other interesting environmental projects is an exchange for all yoga classes, yummy garden produce food and standard accommodation.
Strengthen body and mind through practices of yoga and meditation to increase your knowledge of nature and the importance of flowing with it through the seasons in the garden.
Enjoy meditating in the garden and practical sessions of gardening.
You will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions from experienced gardeners.
24 - 26 Mar $300 Enrol
To be attended in full
The hatha yoga cleansing practices are simple in nature but profound in their effect. Hatha yoga is not only physical yoga. Traditionally, it begins with the shatkarmas, a group of cleansing practices which help to purify and detoxify the body and internal systems. With this detoxification of the body, the internal systems are regulated, helping to manage imbalances which occur within the body due to irregular diet, lifestyle and habits.
The practices of hatha yoga have the intention to harmonise, reorganise and balance the body, the physical structure and the energy system, allowing you to move into the dimension of the mind in preparation for the practices of meditation, and to integrate the entire human personality, through head, heart and hands.
The weekend retreat will include the following cleansing and relaxation practices:
• Nasal cleansing (Jala Neti)
• Intestinal wash (Laghoo Shankaprakshalana)
• Stomach cleansing (Kunjal Kriya)
• Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation
• Pranayama – breathing techniques, including full yogic breathing, Bhramari (humming bee breath) and Kapalbhati (cleansing the frontal lobes of the brain)
• Trataka – concentrated gazing on a candle flame
• Yoga for health management – understanding yoga as a lifestyle for overall mental and physical health and wellbeing.
• Other regular ashram practices including havan, kirtan, mantra, forest meditation walks, and karma yoga.
The cleansing practices are offered at Rocklyn Ashram in March at the time of the transition between the seasons to help the body adjust to the new season’s energy and qualities. The autumn equinox signals a time of transition from outward engagement to inner reflection with the coming of the quieter winter months. The ashram offers a rare opportunity to learn these little-known practices in a supportive environment conducive to purification.
The program will allow time and space for periods of silence, personal reflection and self-study.
Renowned meditation teacher Swami Anandakumar takes a fresh and direct approach to meditation which is effective for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The combination of ancient yoga techniques with well-timed, intuitive guidance aimed at the modern mind helps each one to find their way to deeper levels of awareness through access to their own intuitive experience.
The only qualification you really need is the desire to go into your own centre and connect with the stillness within and rediscover your own inner nature. This new approach to meditation offers the ability to hear and listen to your own inner voice, learn to be comfortable with challenges that may arise, realise inner peace, happiness, clarity and gain perspective on your life.
The Focus is on Awareness in Meditation,
What It Is,
How to Practice it Properly,
How To Maintain It,
What it can do for You,
The Benefits that can Accrue for You in Daily Life
1 week $250 Enrol
1 week to 1 month
15% discount for Health Care Card Holders
No further discounts apply
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm
This retreat is for those who wish to sustain and cultivate a positive attitude towards life.
Included are twice daily group sessions discussing the subject of focus for the day, a review at the end of the day before meditation, and the experience of regular yoga classes.
During the Living Consciously program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.
"A great opportunity to rest my mind, reset patterns and to further commit to living consciously"
"Karma Yoga gave me the opportunity to observe and witness ones actions and reactions positively"
"Regular yoga practices both on and off the mat. Beautiful, peaceful and natural environment for yoga and lifestyle"
"Just perfect - timeout, yoga, lifestyle, reviving, refreshing and an inspiring experience in a beautiful ashram setting"
"Format - open, flexible, well balanced with practical & theory based sessions. Creative approach to developing a yogic lifestyle"
"Karma Yoga - participation in the duties of the ashram life gave me a point of focus"
5 nights $495 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm
7 nights $595 Enrol
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm
A Mindful Lifestyle Retreat differs a little from the Living Consciously program in that extra time is allocated after lunch to deepen relaxation and reclaim inner balance and direction during your personal retreat. Course material and group meetings are consistent with the Living Consciously concept of mindfulness.
During the Mindfulness Lifestyle Retreats program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.
Arrive 10.30am in time for Yoga Nidra - relaxation
This 4 day Yoga Retreat is part of a 1 month course of living consciously.
On completion of week 1, weeks 2, 3 & 4 can be undertaken at your own leisure.
The retreat supports personal time and space to re assess if we are focusing on what is important to us in life, and if we are creatively balancing our spiritual and worldly health and wellbeing effectively.
This special Yoga Retreat program includes: yoga postures, breathing techniques, yoga nidra – relaxation, meditation, focused action in the lifestyle, and twice daily group discussions on subjects of awareness from the text
eBook Yoga With Attitude
One is encouraged to make notes or keep a spiritual diary throughout the retreat. At the end of your retreat take some time to re assess in the following way:
Sat 18 Mar $70 Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm
13 Mar (No Fee for the Open Day program)
"It's an excellent place for relaxation and to spend a day here is worthwhile" - from Barbara
Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, operated by Yoga Association of Victoria Inc. as an autonomous entity,
remains committed to the tradition of Satyananda Yoga and continues the teachings under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.